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Valley® Irrigation is the worldwide leader in precision irrigation. The Valley brand of center pivot, linear, and corner equipment provides solutions for conserving water and meeting the growing demand for food.
  • Pivots with the Valley X-Tec Drive Help Grow High Quality Potatoes And Families

    On Black Mesa Farms, their main objective is to raise families. Raising potatoes and other crops is simply a means to that end. Decisions on the farm are influenced by their “family first” philosophy, from the crops they grow to the way in which they irrigate, their commitment to family is resounding. Justin Wootan is the owner/operator of Black Mesa Farms in King Hill, Idaho. While ...more
    On Black Mesa Farms, their main objective is to raise families. Raising potatoes and other crops is simply a means to that end. Decisions on the farm are influenced by their “family first” philosophy, from the crops they grow to the way in which they irrigate, their commitment to family is resounding. Justin Wootan is the owner/operator of Black Mesa Farms in King Hill, Idaho. While ...more · Nov 18, 2017
  • Follow These Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your Center Pivot

    As the growing season draws to a close and your combine finishes its last pass through the field, it’s reassuring to know that yet another successful year is complete. However, your next growing season is just over the horizon. As every grower knows, when your equipment is operating smoothly, efficiency improves and stress levels decrease. One of the most important pieces of equipment...more
    As the growing season draws to a close and your combine finishes its last pass through the field, it’s reassuring to know that yet another successful year is complete. However, your next growing season is just over the horizon. As every grower knows, when your equipment is operating smoothly, efficiency improves and stress levels decrease. One of the most important pieces of equipment...more · Nov 02, 2017
  • How Much Do You Know About Center Pivot Irrigation Systems?

    Valmont® had been manufacturing Valley® center pivot irrigation machines for 22 years when I joined the company in 1976. I was twelve years old at the time… not really, but that detail makes me sound years younger than I actually am. Now, 41 years later, I have heard and read more Valley center pivot stories than I can remember. This accumulated knowledge deserves to be shared, so I d...more
    Valmont® had been manufacturing Valley® center pivot irrigation machines for 22 years when I joined the company in 1976. I was twelve years old at the time… not really, but that detail makes me sound years younger than I actually am. Now, 41 years later, I have heard and read more Valley center pivot stories than I can remember. This accumulated knowledge deserves to be shared, so I d...more · Oct 23, 2017
  • Monitoring Water Use for Precision Irrigation is Easier than Ever

    Local ordinances increasingly require growers to conserve and monitor their groundwater use as part of ongoing efforts to balance the competing demands of agricultural, industrial and residential users. Fortunately, Valley® provides growers with excellent tools for conserving scarce groundwater. The Valley 3000 Flowmeter offers the most advanced technology available for monitor...more
    Local ordinances increasingly require growers to conserve and monitor their groundwater use as part of ongoing efforts to balance the competing demands of agricultural, industrial and residential users. Fortunately, Valley® provides growers with excellent tools for conserving scarce groundwater. The Valley 3000 Flowmeter offers the most advanced technology available for monitor...more · Oct 19, 2017
  • Top 4 Questions About the New Valley X-Tec Center Drive Motor.

    My second Husker Harvest Days with Valley® Irrigation is now in the rearview mirror. It was a fun-filled week that gave me plenty of opportunities to talk to growers, dealers and even the competition about our revolutionary Valley X-Tec™ drive system. Many of these folks sought out our display span specifically because they had already heard about the combination of speed a...more
    My second Husker Harvest Days with Valley® Irrigation is now in the rearview mirror. It was a fun-filled week that gave me plenty of opportunities to talk to growers, dealers and even the competition about our revolutionary Valley X-Tec™ drive system. Many of these folks sought out our display span specifically because they had already heard about the combination of speed a...more · Sep 21, 2017
  • Evaluating the Design of Your Center Pivot Sprinkler Package

    As we are preparing for harvest, many of us are also evaluating the performance of the sprinkler packages on our center pivot irrigation systems. Checking for wear or failures in the devices, checking pressures and flows against the original package design, evaluating pumping plant performance, etc. are all essential for maintaining efficient irrigation. But, what about evaluating the...more
    As we are preparing for harvest, many of us are also evaluating the performance of the sprinkler packages on our center pivot irrigation systems. Checking for wear or failures in the devices, checking pressures and flows against the original package design, evaluating pumping plant performance, etc. are all essential for maintaining efficient irrigation. But, what about evaluating the...more · Sep 14, 2017
  • How Much of Your Irrigation Water is Actually Reaching the Roots?

    As a grower, you want to get maximum results from your water use. With this goal in mind, there are several important soil attributes to consider when making irrigation decisions. For irrigation to be effective, water needs to make its way from the center pivot into the soil and reach the roots so it can be utilized by growing plants. Before planning your next irrigation pass, take so...more
    As a grower, you want to get maximum results from your water use. With this goal in mind, there are several important soil attributes to consider when making irrigation decisions. For irrigation to be effective, water needs to make its way from the center pivot into the soil and reach the roots so it can be utilized by growing plants. Before planning your next irrigation pass, take so...more · Sep 11, 2017
  • Valley X-Tec: This Center Drive Motor Will Change the Way You Irrigate

    For decades, the AC motor has been the heart of the center drive, placidly propelling pivots around fields all over the world. Valley®, the leader in irrigation technology, is changing that. We are proud to bring you the next generation center drive motor – introducing the Valley X-Tec™ center drive with FastPass™ technology. The Valley X-Tec delivers ...more
    For decades, the AC motor has been the heart of the center drive, placidly propelling pivots around fields all over the world. Valley®, the leader in irrigation technology, is changing that. We are proud to bring you the next generation center drive motor – introducing the Valley X-Tec™ center drive with FastPass™ technology. The Valley X-Tec delivers ...more · Aug 28, 2017
  • Designing Your Irrigation Pumps: Professional Solutions from Valley

    “Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.” – Peter DruckerWe live in a world where everybody is trying to make things better. Some call that technology. It drives us, literally and figuratively. I’ve heard the older generation say, “Boy, you got to work smarter, not harder.” When I think about that comment, I think about more than just manual labor. It’s something that c...more
    “Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.” – Peter DruckerWe live in a world where everybody is trying to make things better. Some call that technology. It drives us, literally and figuratively. I’ve heard the older generation say, “Boy, you got to work smarter, not harder.” When I think about that comment, I think about more than just manual labor. It’s something that c...more · Aug 10, 2017